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mutchkin

[ muhch-kin ]
/ ˈmʌtʃ kɪn /
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noun
Scot. a unit of liquid measure equal to a little less than a U.S. liquid pint.
a container, usually of pewter, holding this quantity.
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Origin of mutchkin

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots ) muchekyn<Middle Dutch mudseken, equivalent to mudse (diminutive of mudde ≪ Latin modius measure of grain) + -ken-kin
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mutchkin
/ (ˈmʌtʃkɪn) /

noun
a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to slightly less than one pint

Word Origin for mutchkin

C15: from Middle Dutch mudseken, from Latin modius measure for grain
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